Described as Madeira's most popular walk this levada lures huge crowds. " Huge crowds" are not a good thing on a levada walk. Tour companies are delivering throngs of walkers who are expecting a peaceful beautiful get away. However, the nature of levada walk can be challenging and can have risks. Uneven terrain, slippery surfaces and narrow one lane paths... 更多
We had bad weather and found it hard to find! So with it raining the views were severally restricted by the clouds. The first bit of the walk on the Tarmac is a bit boring. The fountains is really worth it though. It's a shame you can't walk through the Risco waterfall (no doubt due to health & safety) as... 更多
To get to the starting point you drive to the parking space of Rabaçal. There you need to leave your car. A road leads to the forester's house ( takes about 30 minutes ). There's also a minibus driving you there, if you don't want to walk ( takes approximately 5 minutes). If you decide to walk you'll enjoy the... 更多
Levada walks are surprisingly varied and normally fairly easy as practically flat (as long as you stick to one levada.) They vary according to how wide the paths are, how well the sheer drops are protected, how old the levada is and the kind of scenery. And how many tourists are walking them This is a reasonably easy, well protected... 更多
I am many times sorry for this but I didn't like this walk at all. There is not much to see (bushes on one side, the mountain on the other), and besides that you have to be careful where you step on, so most of the time you are going to look down (if you want to stay safe, of... 更多
We admit we're a little spoilt as we live near England's stunning Lake District. Maybe that's why we were underwhelmed by this pleasant walk. It was a walk down a concrete path followed by several kms of walking along a lavada. At the end is a waterfall in a damp enclosed area with lovely birds. Most of the time you... 更多
We booked this 25 Fontes tour and it was a very easy tour. You need good shoes, but it was not that hard to walk all the ways. The weather wasn´t good. It´s better to book this tour while good weather.
great 3,5 hrs walk, amazing views and forrest, not too difficult a level of hiking (just mind where you put your foot down!) could be crowded with tourists. We did it in the middle of the week in Nov3mber, and it was quite alright, not too many tourists :)
This is a moderate hike with beautiful views and scenery. The waterfall at the end is nice and refreshing. The only problem is it gets really crowded with tour groups and you end up waiting for people to pass along the trail. Very fun and worth it. Ride the shuttle back up for 3 euros.